The Rebond Managers’ Fair 2022 was held on February 3–4, 2022 in the format “webinars”. The theme chosen was: Take the risk, explore your professional transition! Are you about to change your career path or are you thinking about it? Whatever your situation, the Rebond Manager’s Fair helps you move the frontier lines.
With the help of the Hauts-de-France Region, the Conseil départemental de l’Oise, the Agglomération de la Région de Compiègne, Pôle Emploi and Apec, UTC organised a new edition of the Rebond Managers’ Fair. This event was expected to be a bridge of exchange enabling connections to be established between the various players in the employment service and executives in professional transition or with transition projects. At the heart of the rich programme, the large number of registered participants were able to discover the original and innovative “Talents & Transitions Patchwork®” method unveiled by David John Bourne, work psychologist.
“This method allows you to revisit the activities that make up your professional and extra-professional experiences with the aim of evaluating them through three prisms: the interest in each of the identified activities, the feeling of personal effectiveness experienced in each of them and the relative importance of each of them with regard to the time you devote to them. The aim of the method is to enable you to identify new professional activities that will better correspond to your deepest aspirations,” he explained at the exhibition to those who were wondering about their professional orientation.
Perspective of a co-construction
The mobilisation of this socio-constructivist method authored by David John Bourne is increasingly used by career development professionals. The method has been the subject of various presentations at international professional conferences. As a practitioner-researcher in career development coaching, this expert uses this method on a daily basis, generally in addition to the Jungian typological approach.
“In France, recent legislation has led practitioners to accompany increasingly diverse groups of people at different stages of their lives, with complex problems that reflect a constantly changing world. Constructivist approaches conceive of professional development from a global perspective where, on the one hand, work and private life are closely linked and, on the other hand, where the individual is considered as the true expert of his or her life capable of actively constructing his or her professional development,” he added.
Many Fongecif counsellors have been trained in the past years, as well as counsellors from various CIBCs and GRETAs in France. Practitioners have also been trained in the Czech Republic and there are plans to train some in Quebec next year. Elsewhere, it is people who carry out a skills assessment who benefit from the contributions of this particularly effective method.